Australia Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2024

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Australia labor force participation rate for 2022 was 70.90%, a 2.33% increase from 2021.
  • Australia labor force participation rate for 2021 was 68.57%, a 2.34% increase from 2020.
  • Australia labor force participation rate for 2020 was 66.23%, a 1.89% decline from 2019.
  • Australia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 68.12%, a 0.28% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Iceland 78.63%
Netherlands 72.22%
Australia 70.90%
New Zealand 66.18%
Switzerland 65.41%
Qatar 65.04%
Canada 64.39%
Norway 63.85%
Denmark 61.49%
Austria 57.04%
Sweden 56.75%
Malta 56.59%
Ireland 54.81%
Finland 53.68%
Germany 53.47%
United Kingdom 51.59%
United States 50.55%
Bahamas 50.08%
Japan 49.19%
Channel Islands 49.02%
UAE 47.75%
Estonia 46.11%
Panama 45.41%
Guam 44.99%
Uruguay 44.93%
Israel 44.61%
Macao 43.05%
Barbados 42.99%
Cyprus 41.49%
Bahrain 41.35%
France 40.39%
Brunei 39.74%
French Polynesia 38.61%
Oman 37.93%
Singapore 37.08%
Trinidad and Tobago 37.04%
Lithuania 36.99%
Argentina 36.81%
Slovenia 36.16%
New Caledonia 36.12%
Croatia 35.79%
Latvia 35.66%
Hong Kong 35.07%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 33.27%
Spain 33.13%
Luxembourg 32.37%
Poland 31.42%
Belgium 30.83%
Hungary 30.37%
Portugal 30.33%
Chile 29.16%
South Korea 29.00%
Czech Republic 28.11%
Slovak Republic 27.38%
Italy 26.11%
Kuwait 25.64%
Puerto Rico 23.40%
Greece 22.67%
Saudi Arabia 20.70%
Australia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 70.90% 2.33%
2021 68.57% 2.34%
2020 66.23% -1.89%
2019 68.12% 0.28%
2018 67.84% 0.95%
2017 66.89% 0.10%
2016 66.79% -0.47%
2015 67.26% 0.70%
2014 66.56% -0.26%
2013 66.82% -0.70%
2012 67.52% -0.62%
2011 68.14% -0.29%
2010 68.43% -0.67%
2009 69.10% -1.65%
2008 70.75% -0.01%
2007 70.76% -0.04%
2006 70.80% -0.01%
2005 70.81% 0.67%
2004 70.14% -0.08%
2003 70.22% 0.24%
2002 69.98% -0.69%
2001 70.67% 0.49%
2000 70.18% 0.26%
1999 69.92% 0.05%
1998 69.87% -0.19%
1997 70.06% -1.60%
1996 71.66% 0.02%
1995 71.64% 1.06%
1994 70.59% 1.85%
1993 68.73% -0.66%
1992 69.40% -0.27%
1991 69.67% -2.44%
1990 72.11% -2.44%